Travel / Lifestyle
Bandarawela Hotel retains old fashioned charm
The Bandarawela Hotel where the old order of traditional hospitality
still holds good.
Lovers of the fascinating fauna and flora of the hill country are
assured of the added bonus of the panorama of undulating emerald
tea-covered hills as they roll around cascading waterfalls and jungle
areas which cradle to its bosom legendary and historical treasures of
Sri Lanka, a spokesman for the hotel said.
He said the Uva Province is steeped in history and boasts of probably
the most pleasing climatic conditions in the island and what more would
you need to provide the right ambience for a real R&R but a visit to the
Bandarawela Hotel where the old order of traditional hospitality still
holds good and is guaranteed to please the most exacting guest!
Bandarawela Hotel is a legendary monument which has managed to retain
its dignity and old fashioned charm in times of high technology and
surface values. Adjacent to the Hotel is The Bandarawela Tennis Club,
around which was the hub of life in this town in its heyday.
They still work very closely together and you will find your
recreational pursuits catered to. He said giving due recognition to the
needs of the times, Bandarawela Hotel now provides a Board Room for
business executives to meet and carry on their activities even while
away from the office.
This is the ideal place for a gathering of Executives or Directors to
hold a residential or one-day seminar or conference. From ancient times
to the modern day, Bandarawela Hotel also used to be the favourite haunt
of varied legendary giants such as ex-President J. R. Jayewardene and
Leonard Woolf found the whole experience absolutely fascinating and the
Village in the Jungle, a timeless classic and we can guess where he got
his inspiration from; he said.
This colonial hotel is under the management of Aitken Spence Hotels.
Aitken Spence Hotels, a subsidiary of the Aitken Spence Group, have
consistently strived to maintain the heritage and integrity of their
hotel investments and enhance the natural surroundings of each area, via
a chain of hotels under ownership and management in Sri Lanka and the
Emirates receives 'Best Inflight Entertainment' award
Emirates Airline's inflight entertainment has received a resounding
customer ovation by securing the "Best Inflight Entertainment" award at
the recent Skytrax 2006 World Airline Awards.
This is the second successive year that Emirates has been chosen for
the accolade, based on results of the Airline Inflight Entertainment
Survey commissioned and conducted by Skytrax Research of London. This
award maintains Emirates' global leadership in the inflight
Divisional Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, Emirates,
Mike Simon said; "It is a great honour to be voted number one at the
World Airline Awards again, particularly because it comes directly from
our discerning customers.
"We continue to implement enhancements to our inflight entertainment
services, ensuring that we exceed our passengers' expectations," he
said. The survey results highlight that inflight entertainment quality
is now a highly influential factor in customer evaluation of the overall
The importance of inflight entertainment to the typical long-haul
passenger is a feature that carries increasing weight in airline choice.
'A ravishing Ravioli promotion' will be held at The Bay Leaf at
Gregory's Road Colombo 7 from July 1-10. The selection includes
traditional favourites and exqu- isite varieties specially created for
The promotion includes an array of delights, stuffings of spinach and
Ricotta, lobster, Fresh Salmon and many more. A delectable sauce of your
choice - Quatro Formagi, Tomato Cream Vodka and Origano or perhaps
Pormadoro and Pesto awaits you. All this can be savoured in the friendly
atmosphere of The Bay Leaf where the snazzy Bar is always inviting.
A complimentary glass of Italian wine will be given with every home
made dish of Ravioli ordered. The Bay Leaf is managed and operated by
Harpo Productions (Pvt) Ltd.
Air Arabia opens branded sales shop in Kurunegala
Country Manager - Sri Lanka, Air Arabia, Mayank Dhingra at the
opening. Managing Director, Traveller Global (Pvt) Ltd Rizmi Reyal
Air Arabia LLC opened its branded sales shop in Kurunegala.
The shop is the first outside Colombo for the airline and has been
opened in partnership with Traveller Global (Pvt) Limited.
Air Arabia's Sales Manager, Ramly Vilcassim said, "We are delighted
to announce our presence in this important district.
Kurunegala and the adjoining towns have had a tradition of large
movement towards the Middle East and with our extensive network in the
Gulf region we have become the airline of choice for them. It was the
logical next step for us to open our office here and facilitate our
loyal customers further".
Managing Director, Traveller Global Rizmi Reyal said. "We are very
pleased with this new tie up with Air Arabia which not only further
strengthens our relationship with them but also with our trade partners
We are well known for our service levels and our customers' stand to
greatly benefit with this new initiative."